National Cartoonists Society honors Lynda Barry, Ann Telnaes and more

Telnaes takes home the Reuben and Barry receives the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual award presentation.

The Reuben Awards ceremony took place this past weekend at the National Cartoonists Society’s annual get-together.

Lynda Barry was presented with the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award by her old friend, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Ann Telnaes received the Cartoonist of the Year award. Ngozi Ukazu took top honors in the Online Comic: Long Form category for OMG Check Please, and Ruben Bolling’s Donald & John won the prize for Best Online Comic: Short Form. John Allison, Max Sarin, and Liz Fleming’s Giant Days was named Best Comic, and Rick Geary’s Black Dahlia won the Best Graphic Novel award.

The complete list of winners can be found below.

2017 DIVISIONAL AWARD RESULTS:

FEATURE ANIMATION
Recipient: Cory Loftis

Best Feature Animation went to Cory Loftis for his character design work in Zootopia.

TV ANIMATION
Recipient: Chris Savino

Best TV Animation went to Chris Savino for his work on The Loud House on Nickelodeon.

EDITORIAL CARTOON
Recipient: Mick Luckovich

Best Editorial Cartoonist went to last year’s Reuben Award-winner, Mike Luckovich.

NEWSPAPER COMIC STRIP
Recipient: Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker

Best Newspaper Comic Strip went to Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker for their work in Dustin.

NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION
Recipient: David Rowe (Australia)

Best Newspaper Illustrator went to David Rowe for his work in the Australian Financial Review.

MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATION
Recipient: Jon Adams

Best Magazine Illustration went to Jon Adams.

GAG CARTOONIST
Recipient: Will McPhail

Best Gag Cartoonist went to Will McPhail for his work in The New Yorker.

COMIC BOOK
Recipient: Max Sarin & Liz Fleming

Best Comic Book went to Max Sarin & Liz Fleming for their work on Giant Days.

GRAPHIC NOVEL
Recipient: Rick Geary

Best Graphic Novel went to Rick Geary for his work on Black Dahlia.

ONLINE COMICS: Short Form
Recipient: Ruben Bolling

Best Online Comic Artist: Short Form went to Ruben Bolling for his work on Donald & John.

ONLINE COMIC: Long Form
Recipient: Ngozi Ukazu

Best Online Comic: Long Form went to Ngozi Ukasu for her work on OMG Check Please.

GREETING CARD
Recipient: Debbie Tomasi

Best Greeting Card Cartoonist went to Debbie Tomasi.

ADVERTISING ILLUSTRATION
Recipient: Luke McGarry

Best Advertising Illustration went to Luke McGarry

BOOK ILLUSTRATION
Recipient: Dave Whamond

Best Book Illustration went to Dave Whamond

NEWSPAPER PANEL CARTOON
Recipient: Nick Galifianakis (the host!)

Best Newspaper Comic Strip went to Nick Galifianakis for his work on Nick & Zuzu

JAY KENNEDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Recipient: Ruby Xia

Each year, the NCS Foundation awards the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship scholarship to a college student in the United States, Canada or Mexico who will be in their junior or senior year of college during the following academic year. The winner receives a $5,000 scholarship and is invited to the Reubens to receive the award and meet the world’s top professional cartoonists and most gifted creators.

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